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Do you participate in art events while travelling?
Posted June 13th, 2011 - 1:21 pm by from Annapolis Royal, Canada (Permalink)
Hello all,

I don't see any posts for this group but thought this might be a good topic for discussion. As traveller-artists, do any of you participate in art events while away from home?

In autumn and winter, I travel through the western U.S. and then rent a place in a town in Arizona for the coldest part of the season. Last year, I participated in an arts event in the town by creating an installation. I am already planning something similar for this winter. Also, I created an artwork which has been left with friends, to be auctioned in a community fundraiser this autumn. Lately, I've been thinking that it might be interesting to plan some of my autumn travels in such a way that I could participate in events whle en route to Arizona - perhaos somewhere in Utah or New Mexico.

Anyhow, I would be interested in hearing of similar artists' experiences, or of upcoming events where nomad-artists are welcome to participate.

all the best,
bev


Posted June 29th, 2011 - 2:48 pm by from New Westminster, Canada (Permalink)
I think participating is the best way of travelling. Sounds like you've had some good fun doing just that.

My next trip is to the Canadian Maritimes and while there I will be teaching a couple of classes in a students' summer camp on acting, as well as volunteering with the Newfoundland Folk Festival and working at a theatrical event at Halifax Pride festival.

Doing something I love is the best way to meet "kindred spirits".

Posted June 29th, 2011 - 7:51 pm by from Annapolis Royal, Canada (Permalink)
Sounds like a terrific trip! I am just beginning to plan my autumn trip. Hoping to be in northern California, so will look for possible events. If not there, definitely in Arizona in winter.

Posted October 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
new couch surfer, I just joined this group, and like your way of travelling. In fact all my travelling are linked with creative work
I had the plan to organise an itinerant exibition of XIXe photos from south siberia to Moscow by car four years ago, but the french cultural center in Moscow liked the idea , bought my exibition and organise it in 12 russians cities (and by plane ...) So the envy is still in me and I will organise this year and in 2012 a variant of this project in east Siberia and Primorye, It will begin with a collective photo work inspired on the hystory of XIXe Transalaka-siberian railways and then an itinerant exibition which will collect more art work at each stop. I should begin in Magadan next week.

Posted December 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm by from Anchorage, United States (Permalink)
Hi, All:

I'm new to this sub-group and not currently traveling (economic down-turn has finally hit Alaska; we tend to lag behind in 'trends'). Hunkering in and doing lots of art in compensation. My medium is chalk pastel. Not a lot of that around Anchorage, either, so I'm isolated in several ways. I'd love to see examples of others' work. Here's my website, if you are interested: http://www.jocelynpaine.com/

As for art while traveling, well, that's how I got back into it. Last trip 18 months ago was to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where it was a dream of painting in the morning, dancing tango into the night, dining late, and then repeat the next day for two months! The passion of the dance and the people and the city were inspiring. And a long time ago I did performance pieces in NYC, poetry and dance, while on my honeymoon. Then, of course, museums are a major focus for me, being we don't have many resources up here. Outstanding scenery and winter light, though!

Cheers,

Jocelyn

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 7:41 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi there,the Irish guy photo'd with banjo here.Just returned from Amsterdam and got inspiration from all of the bikes in the city.Brought acrylics on the four day trip.Went to see the VanGough museum.Not origionals as most are in private collections.But,it's the full regalia and actual sizes and to see this all together for 14.50e was worth it.Best regards Toggers8